Climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific Northwest
Eric de Place, Climate and energy expert gives a public lecture at WSU on 4.10.14
VANCOUVER, WASH. â Washington State University Vancouverâs Center for Social and Environmental Justice presented a free public lecture by Eric de Place, who is the policy director at Sightline Institute in Seattle. The lecture was recorded on April 10 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.
The Sightline Institute has released a study estimating the climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific Northwest as equivalent to seven times that of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
De Place spearheads Sightlineâs work on climate and energy policy and is a leading Northwest expert on strategies to cut carbon pollution. He writes extensively about coal and oil exports, and is considered an authority on a range of issues connected to fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, railway congestion, coal dust, water pollution and economics. He also conducts research on demographics, stormwater runoff, transportation, land use and economic security. Previously he worked with the Northwest Area Foundation, developing strategies to alleviate poverty in rural communities. He has a masterâs degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.